Get a Head Start in Your Academic Career

The Academic Leadership for Residents program is a hands-on internship for residents in advanced education programs, designed to impart productive guidance methods and constructive management techniques for a resident's future success in academic settings.

Academic Leadership for Residents

The ALR program is a competency-based course that helps residents develop the essential knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors consistent among academic leaders.

In addition to the exchange of information, the experience provides rich interprofessional relationship-building and networking opportunities.

Providing exceptional quality training, the program will challenge residents’ assumptions about academic careers and expand their horizons with a focus on these objectives:

  1. Acquire knowledge and skills vital for academic leadership
  2. Enhance capacity for teaching and learning
  3. Develop research skills

Download the ALR Brochure


Phase I: September 14-16, 2019 (Atlanta, GA)
Phase II: February 8-10, 2020 (Las Vegas, NV)


Tuition: $1,000 (Tuition payment is not required to submit an application, but it is due upon acceptance to the program.)

To enroll in the program and for scholarship consideration, interested residents should click the “Register” button to begin the application process. In addition to a completed application, other requirements are a current resume or CV, recommendation letter from the applicant’s program director, and an essay about the resident’s interest in academia and career goals.

Application review began July 31, 2019. Space is limited. Submit the completed application and all supporting materials as soon as possible for consideration. For more information, contact the Internship Director, Dr. Marcia Ditmyer at


Download the 2020 agenda here.

Coursework enhances skills in 3 areas:

Educational Research

  1. Instructional design & course planning
  2. Assessing student competence
  3. Clinical and didactic teaching
  4. Assessing progress toward clinical competency
  5. Motivational interviewing
  6. Evaluating learning styles
  7. Working with students who have challenge

Academic Leadership & Career Planning

  1. Strategic thinking
  2. Financial management
  3. Collaborations and partnerships
  4. Faculty and staff development and oversight
  5. Negotiation and influence
  6. Conflict management
  7. Interpersonal skills
  8. Emotional intelligence
  9. Work-life balance

Teaching & Learning

  1. Identify and define a unique research niche
  2. Review and evaluate research and related reports
  3. Research study design and construction
  4. Data collection
  5. Interpretation and evaluation of findings and implication


  • “CAAMP has excellent information for academic administrators - relevant, understandable, and engaging. Great opportunities to network with faculty from many healthcare professions.”

    Leonie DeClerk, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

  • "Taking the time to improve myself professionally is expected; however, taking the time to improve myself personally is a privilege. I expected to learn useful techniques at CAAMP but it was a privilege to genuinely feel a connection that will certainly have an impact in both my professional and personal life. Great conference and highly recommended!"

    Naquilla Thomas, West Georgia Technical College

Scholarship Opportunities

AAL is proud to present a variety of scholarship opportunities.

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